Mercer Cluster

Make the most of your time here, you will miss it when you are gone

Gene Mitchell

April 25, 2012

After driving from California, I stayed in bed for a week crying while coping with the reality I did not reenlist in the United States Marine Corps.  I felt as though a longtime friend died, and I never had the chance to say goodbye.  I remorsed over the friendships I knew would eventually drift apart,...

Female voters key in Davis/Lovett victory

Gene Mitchell

April 25, 2012

After April 13, those who supported former Student Government Association Senators Dalton Turner and Justin Robinson for President and Vice President may have wondered how their candidates lost by almost two hundred votes (twenty percent of the electorate).  After receiving the election demographics...

Come on Mercerians, it's about time to answer the call to office

Gene Mitchell

March 28, 2012

With a bewildered sense of irritation, I look across the fore of who is running for office on the Student Government Association (SGA) and the field is stunning.  Both the Senator-at-Large and Junior Senator positions only have enough candidates to actually fill the seats. Surely the lure of political...

SGA presidential race – week 1 analysis

Gene Mitchell

March 23, 2012

The only person that should be thankful the presidential election period has been extended is Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner.  Senator Turner was perceived undoubtedly as the hands on favorite to win the SGA presidential race, but someone forgot to tell fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis that.  Turner’s...

Early polling shows Turner in lead for SGA Presidential race

Early polling shows Turner in lead for SGA Presidential race

Gene Mitchell

February 19, 2012

According to a recent poll conducted by “Young Puns”, a political commentary show on MERCER 99, and The Cluster, Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner currently leads fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis by six percent as a potential SGA presidential candidate. The poll was conducted between Feb. 2 a...

Check, Please! Bearfoot Tavern

Gene Mitchell

January 25, 2012

Cherry Street in downtown Macon boasts several local bars and eateries with great variety for patrons to enjoy.  A new and hip place, located at the end of Cherry Street, has recently opened up to attract college students and young locals.  As most businesses in Macon, Bearfoot Tavern and its staff...

Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Gene Mitchell

December 12, 2011

To all of my loyal readers, I apologize for my column’s absence over the past two months.  I am very excited to again critique restaurants to better inform Mercer’s student body about where they should (or should not) choose to dine.  To herald Check, Please! back to The Cluster I chose a restaurant locate...

check, please!

check, please!

Gene Mitchell

September 21, 2011

Downtown Macon has opened up its heart and shown the world how hard work and creativity makes a restaurant successful.  This week I explored the back alleys of downtown to find the hidden treasures that await in a little restaurant (located at 574 Mulberry Street) called Tokyo Alley. Atmosphere The hidden restauran...

check, please!

Gene Mitchell

September 7, 2011

In the Northwest side of Macon, at 1693 Bass Road, a charming Italian restaurant named Mirko’s Pasta serves up self-proclaimed authentic Italian dishes to those who wish to experience Italy through their taste buds.   I must profess, having visited Mirko’s previously gave me high hopes for my first...

Check, please!

Check, please!

Gene Mitchell

August 18, 2011

When I critique a restaurant, I take into account much more than meal quality.  Every aspect must have consideration.  Seating arrangements, for instance, and how much light enters an establishment can ruin a perfect meal. When I dine I usually go with many of my friends.  My friends and I are l...

BEAR Day shines, but could use improvement

BEAR Day shines, but could use improvement

Gene Mitchell

April 27, 2011

Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts has implemented a unique experience for undergraduates to display their research for colleagues and professors to recognize.  The students who presented at the new Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts, and Research (BEAR) Day, which took place two weeks ago, really...

The Kid's Corner

(photo courtesy of opposingviews.com) St. Pierre and Sheilds should provide what Gene describes as the 'match of the year' in the upcoming UFC 129 event.

Gene Mitchell

April 27, 2011

As our school year wraps up, the mixed martial arts world delivers with what could turn into the fight of year.  On April 30, the reigning Welterweight Champion, Georges Saint-Pierre, will take on Jake Shields at UFC 129 in the champ’s home country, Canada. No one doubts St-Pierre’s power and takedown abilities, but his opponent this Saturday...

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